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May 4, 2012 10:00am PDT
senator scott brown in his re-election bid coming as brown's rival democratic candidate elizabeth warren faces some tough questions. reports surface this had week she once listed herself as i minority when she was at harvard law professor which seems quite a stretch since she's only 1/32nd native american based on a great, great grandmother. is this just a blip in a long political campaign or does the way she handled this reveal a weakness in her candidacy. martin, this is the first time she's run for political office. there seemed to be a lot of stumbling when this was first revealed in how she responded to it. >> this is the hottest race in the country. national democrats really see this as a seat they can win. they want to get ted kennedy's old seat back in democratic hands. elizabeth warren is a rookie candidate. it seems like she acted like a rookie how she handled this. it's a mini controversy but lasted for several days. she should have gotten out in front of this explained it as simply as possible the first day. there was an uneven response and it was a little bit confusing. she
May 28, 2012 1:00pm EDT
with their families and corporal christian brown is a u.s. marine from mumford, tennessee severely injured when he stepped on an improvised explosive device in southern afghanistan last december and has been battling to recover ever since. good morning, good afternoon. happy memorial day to both of. >> you good morning. >> thank you. >> lindsay, what's the idea behind luke's wings? >> first, chris, willet me say thanks so much for having us. we are always happy to talk about luke's wings especially so today on such a patriotic holiday. thank you for that. >> a pleasure. >> luke's wings is an organization dedicated to raising money to provide airline tickets for wounded warriors and tear families and military hospitals across the country. we believe in doing what we can to keep the families of our heroes with them as they recover. the rehabilitation process is much longer, years longer than most people realize. and it creates a ripple effect. a financial and emotional ripple effect on our families that need not be there. so luke's wing steps in and tries to take care of one of the largest financial
May 16, 2012 10:00am PDT
, the closing arguments tomorrow. california governor jerry brown has an opening argument. he's going to have to hiketachs, cut health care for the poor and elderly and trim the state's payroll if he's going to fix a nearly $16 billion hole in the budget. antonio villaraigosa is the democratic mayor of los angeles and joins me now. thank you very much. this is a mess. the california fiscal meltdown. you are where the rubber hits the road in the big city and having to deal with it. what can be done, what can the mayor do? what can the governor do to help the mayors? >> it is a mess. i was speaker of the assembly from 1998 to 2000. we have a smaller budget in the state today than we did in those years. with almost double the population of the state of new york. we have a budget about 45% smaller than new york. so when you look at what that means, cuts in public health, cuts in public safety and education, in higher education, it means that the people of l.a. and people all across the state aren't getting the services they need at a time when they really need those services. >> at the same time,
May 17, 2012 10:00am PDT
manage to get congressman brown to back down. 22 laws have been passed since the start of 2011 alone. 17 states in some ways restricting access to voting. what do you think is going on here? and what are your concerns going forward as we head toward election day? >> in many parts of our country it is sad and unbelievable that many states, governors, legislatures, have introduced legislation to make it almost impossible for the average person to participate 18 democratic process. there's a systematic deliberate effort to keep people from participating. i've said over and over again that the vote is the most powerful, non-violent tool that we have in a democratic society. the vote is the soul and the heart of a democratic society such as ours. and people want to take us back. they want to make it almost impossible for low income people, minorities, seniors, students to vote. more than 3 million people in the last election showed up at the polls and they were denied the right to cast a vote. that cannot continue to happen. >> there are efforts to roll back access including early voting. wha
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